a10 is a multidisciplinary design studio, its commitment to the exploration of new thinking models and programs has been translated in a “open code practice” that learns from nature and its billions of new solutions generated every second, to generate specific flexible responses to particular situations in a multiscalar panorama of projects.
We love unique and singular things, we don’t differentiate between graphic, architecture, digital applications and other forms of communication through design thinking. The perception of a project is dependent on its slightest components.
We experiment, build, think and rebuild. We are organized to never compromise the end result of our work. Quality in every component is what creates the experience of the projects we work with.
We prefer to develop ideas rather than follow trends
The environmental aspect of our practice is always present in our work and thinking, realizing that the best solutions, materials and processes in design are always attached to an environmental conscious as also innovative thinking.
We are based in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, but have always operated globally.
Mariano Arias-Diez leads the design teams at a10studio, his focus on materials, technology and sustainability is supported through a model of working that combines practice, teaching and research.
He holds a Master in Advance Architecture (M.Arch.) from the Advance Architecture Institute of Catalonia (IaaC), with a specialization in digital fabrication, and a Bachelors from UNUM University in Mexico. He also studied architecture in institutions like The Architectural Association in London (under Prof. Neri Oxman), and the RIEA: Research Institute for Experimental Architecture in NY (under Prof. Lebbeus Woods).
His work has been exhibited in Mexico City, New York, London, Rotterdam, Ljubljana, and Dubrovnik.
Please contact us to discuss how we can help you materialize your ideas.
*Present and past collaborators at a10studio:
Nancy E. Ortiz
Vania Aldonza Torres
Henry L. Quiroga